Phone: (269) 657-2410
Fax:    (269) 657-6544

181 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 4
Paw Paw michigan 49079

Hartford Public Schools

Southwest Michigan Community School
(269) 621-4433
Offers high school diploma completion, vocational/employment training, GED program, and family literacy classes.

Paw Paw Public Schools

Michigan Avenue Academy Adult & Alternative Education
(269) 415-5710
Alternative high school program starting at 8th grade for parenting and pregnant teens, including on-site daycare.  Adult education and GED classes and testing for ages 20 and over.

Volinia Outcomes School

54080 Gards Prairie Road -- Decatur, MI 49045
(269) 782-9716
An alternative school serving grades 7-12 from throughout the Cass, Van Buren and St. Joseph areas. 
Focuses on taking struggling learners who are at-risk for dropping out or failing with the goal of assisting them in on-time graduation.

Cedar Street Community and Family Center

555 Cedar Street -- Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 415-5782
Early Childhood, Before- and After-school Childcare
and Community Education Programs.

Kinexus / Michigan Works

32849 Red Arrow Highway -- Paw Paw MI 49079
(269) 657-7014 or (800) 533-5800
TDD (800) 649-3777

Migrant Head Start Services

Telamon Corporation
(800) 782-7831
Traditional Head Start pre-school for children 2 weeks - 5 years old.
InformaciĆ³n en espaƱol.

Program of Migrant Student Services:

Michigan State University
(866) 432-9900

College Assistance Program:
(MSU CAMP) is an educational program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program at MSU.

High School Equivalency Program:
(MSU HEP) is a secondary education program that offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to obtain a General Educational Development certificate (GED).

Teen HOPE - Parent Resource Center

901 South Bailey Ave., Suite 1
South Haven, MI 49090
269) 872-3172

Offers support, encouragement and mentoring to pregnant and parenting teens - Tuesday  program w/ free dinner includes discussion of parenting skills, managing stress, co-parenting,  nutrition, child development, education, life/job skills and more.

Telamon Corp (Located in Kinexus / Michigan Works)

32849 Red Arrow Highway, Suite 200
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 459-2300
*Must be agricultural worker for services*
Employment, Career Coaching, Job Placement, Referrals, Specialized Training, Employer Services, Job Development, Application Assistance, Resume Building, HUD Referral Agency,
Certified Pesticide Training.

Tri-County Head Start

775 Hazen St. -- Paw Paw, MI 49079
(800) 792-0366
Pre-school program for 3-4 year-olds (including disabled) from low-income families. Teaches skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten.

Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD)

701 Paw Paw St. -- Lawrence, MI 49064
(269) 674-8091

Early Care and Education Office

coordinates programs for families with young children,  prenatal-8 years to promote school readiness. Includes preschool programs, hearing/vision and  development screenings. Includes Early On and Great Start programs.
ESL - English as a Second Language (269) 539-5187
Classes taught in a variety of locations.

Early On program

Works with at-risk families through home visits and education.  Parent groups bring families with young children together to share information and provide family networking opportunities

Special Education Services

provides services to students with disabilities in Van Buren County, birth-26 years, in a variety of settings
(call or visit  website for details).
Migrant/Bilingual Education provides academic and support services for migratory   children.
Community-based Transition Center (CTC)  (269) 415-0270
811 Hazen Street -- Paw Paw MI  49079

Special education services for students 18-26 assisting them in independent living and life skills.
Van Buren Behavioral Education Center  (269) 427-7961
30 South Walnut Street -- Bangor MI  49013

Special education program for students with emotional impairments/ behavioral problems who cannot be effectively educated within their local school district.
Van Buren Technology Center (269) 674-8001
250 South Street -- Lawrence MI  49064

Provides quality individualized career, academic and technical instruction to high school students
and adults in Van Buren County.
Meets CTE and Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements


United Way
Van Buren County